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Today's News

  • Conifer girls lax takes out mighty Columbine Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Conifer girls lacrosse cannot be stopped.

    In starting out the 2019 season with a stellar 8-0 record, the Lobo girls added to their resume on Thursday when they faced a lacrosse giant in Columbine and won 20-14. It was one of the closest games they’ve had all season.

  • Chatfield girls lax disrupts Cougars in shooting frenzy

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield girls lacrosse team wasn’t messing around when it came to play against Evergreen on Thursday.

    At Trailblazer Stadium, the Chargers took the early lead and shook off the offensive drive from the Cougars, eventually winning 15-6. It was Evergreen’s first loss of the season and Chatfield’s fourth win.

  • Climber injured on Urban Alpine Crag

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Department helped rescue a climber from a rock wall along Deer Creek Canyon Road on Saturday afternoon.

    According to Dan Hatlestad, a department spokesman, a man climbing the Urban Alpine Crag fell about 30 feet and significantly injured a leg. The area is a flat wall on the north side of the road that is popular with climbers.

    Rescuers were able to get to him quickly, but because of the difficult terrain, the Alpine Rescue Team was called in to make a rope rescue, Hatlestad said. The man was transported to an area hospital.

  • Two motorcycle accidents close northbound U.S. 285 Saturday afternoon

    Two accidents involving motorcycles on Saturday afternoon closed northbound U.S. 285 near South Turkey Creek Road. The highway has since reopened.

    The first accident, according to Cpl. Ivan Alvarado with the Colorado State Patrol, happened at 1 p.m. and involved only minor injuries, and the parties exchanged information.

  • Driver gets four years for crash that killed Hern

    For the Hern family of Evergreen, April 4 marked a new chapter in the story of their grief. That’s because Daltyn Hollon, 21, was sentenced to four years in prison. 

    Hollon was sentenced for a Jan. 20, 2018, one-car accident on Highway 74 where he was driving between 65 and 80 mph in El Rancho when the speed limit is 40 mph. Rachel Hern, who was in the car when Hollon lost control, was ejected and later died from her injuries.

  • Alberga’s sentencing delayed a third time

    The sentencing hearing was postponed a third time for the second suspect accused of beating and imprisoning a 21-year-old man in Conifer in September 2017.

    Daniel Alberga faces 10 felony counts, including kidnapping, aggravated robbery and second-degree assault. According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, two prior sentencing hearings were delayed while Alberga was screened for community corrections. He is now scheduled to be sentenced 8 a.m. April 18.

  • Arrest made in connection with Brinson's death

    An 18-year-old has been arrested in connection with the death of Joseph Michael Brinson, a Littleton man who hadn’t been seen since January. 

    Blake Quinlan was being held in the Sherman County Jail in Texas on unrelated charges, according to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. He was transported to Jeffco on Thursday and booked into the Jeffco Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. 

  • Deputies crack down on drivers without seat belts

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies were set up at various locations in Evergreen and Conifer last week in an effort to get more drivers to wear seat belts.

    The effort to increase seat belt usage in rural areas was funded by a grant, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Statistics show that in 2018, 86 percent of Colorado drivers wore seat belts, which is below the national average of 90 percent. In addition, 53 percent of the fatalities involved a driver or occupant who wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

  • Rohrer: America is looking for a little respect

    I laughed out loud when I read that a man leading the Alaskan dogsled Iditarod race had his dogs stop pulling after he spoke harshly to one of them. Although he had a significant lead, he lost it because the dogs were upset enough by the man’s actions to refuse to pull the sled. Disrespect one dog and you disrespect all of them.

  • Romberg: More civility and respect needed

    There’s always a tension between the majority and minority in legislative bodies and the minority has limited tools. At the federal level, the fact that most actions of the United States Senate can be stopped unless 60 percent of senators agree for them to move forward is an important tool for incremental change.